Black Hawk College Braves

Black Hawk College coaches encourage student-athletes to have discipline both on the field and in the classroom. If you’re interested in becoming a Black Hawk College Brave or following one of our teams, select a sport.

Men’s Sports

Baseball Basketball Golf Soccer

Women’s Sports

Basketball Softball Volleyball Soccer

Black Hawk College belongs to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region IV. The region includes men’s and women’s sports at 28 northern Illinois two-year colleges and two southern Wisconsin two-year colleges.

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National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) announcements

The Arrowhead Conference includes community college athletic programs in northern Illinois – Black Hawk College, Carl Sandburg College, Highland Community College, Illinois Valley Community College, Kishwaukee College and Sauk Valley Community College.


Black Hawk College student-athletes have the opportunity to win athletic and academic awards and they have won many!

Team Awards

  • NJCAA championship
  • Region IV championship
  • Arrowhead Conference championship
  • President’s Award
BHC Championship History

See each sport’s page for more details on their outstanding accomplishments through the years.

Individual Awards

  • All-American Award
  • Academic All-American
  • All-Region Award
  • All-Arrowhead Conference Award
  • Bob Bopp Arrowhead Conference Award
  • All-Academic All-Conference Award

Here are the most recent academic awards for teams and individuals:

NJCAA academic awards 2020-21


Presidential Scholarship

Black Hawk College offers a Presidential Scholarship to every in-district high school student who is in the top 10% of his/her senior class. These scholarships waive tuition but do not waive fees or books.

Athletic Scholarship

Black Hawk College coaches may offer limited tuition waivers to student-athletes. These scholarships waive tuition but do not waive fees or books.


Student-athletes receiving an Athletic Scholarship must sign a contract agreeing to the scholarship requirements, which include passing 12 credits with a minimum 2.0 GPA each semester. Student-athletes must participate on their team to receive or renew their athletic scholarships.

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